HC Deb 11 February 1981 vol 998 cc357-8W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list for each industrial training board its headquarters location and the number of staff working at or from that office.

Mr. Peter Morrison

[pursuant to his reply, 9 February 1981, c. 240]: The information is as follows:

Industrial Training Boards' Headquarters Locations and Staff Numbers Working at or from these offices
Board Location Staff Numbers
Agricultural* Beckenham, 159
Air Transport and Travel Staines, 76
Carpet Wilmslow, 9
Ceramics, Glass and Mineral Harrow, 83
Products Middlesex
Chemical and Allied Products Staines, 67
Clothing and Allied Products Leeds 47
Construction London 199
Cotton and Allied Textiles Manchester 49
Distributive Manchester 283
Engineering London and 292
Foundry ITC† London 73
Food, Drink and Tobacco Gloucester 86
Furniture and Timber High Wycombe 58
Footwear, Leather and Furskin Sutton Coldfield 23
Hotel and Catering Wembley, 104
Iron and Steel London 19
Knitting, Lace and Net Nottingham 35
Man-Made Fibres Rickmansworth 5
Paper and Paper Products Potters Bar, 59
Petroleum Aylesbury, 43
Printing and Publishing London 102

Board Location Staff Numbers
Road Transport Wembley, 172
Rubber and Plastics Processing Brentford, 64
Shipbuilding South Harrow, 31
Wool, Jute and Flax Baildon, 51
Shipley, W.
Total 2,189
* Reports to the Minister of Agriculture: following the Employment and Training Act 1973 it is funded by direct grant from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
† Statutory committee of the Engineering ITB but with a significant degree of autonomy through delegated powers under the Industrial Training Act 1964 as amended by the Employment and Training Act 1973.

Mr. Barry

Jones asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total Government expenditure on support of training responsibilities of the Manpower Services Commission: how this compares with each of the last five years and what are his estimates for the next five years at constant prices.

Mr. Peter Morrison

[pursuant to his reply, 9 February 1981, c. 240.]: The Manpower Services Commission's total expenditure at constant 1980 prices in support of its training responsibilities between 1975–76 and 1984–85 was or is expected to be as follows:

£ million
1975–76 281.2
1976–77 336.4
1977–78 355.0
1978–79 426.7
1979–80 461.4
1980–81 503.5
1981–82 544.4
1982–83 526.0
1983–84 521.1
1984–85 521.1

These figures include all expenditure relating to the training services division of the MSC. expenditure relating to the work experience scheme which was the forerunner of the youth opportunities programme between 1976–77 to 1977–78, and expenditure on YOP from 1978–79 to 1984–85.